Chief Information Officer

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The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching, and research hospitals and is home to The Royal Mental Health Centre, the Brockville Mental Health Centre, the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. The Royal has a rich history of caring for our community.  Established in 1910, the Lady Grey Hospital, as it was known at the time, initially focused on treatment of tuberculosis in Eastern Ontario. As tuberculosis became less prevalent, the organization began to transform and in 1961, was designated as a hospital for the care and treatment of emotional and psychiatric disorders. In 1969 it was renamed The Royal Ottawa Hospital and from there we have grown into the innovative centre for mental health care, research and education that is today’s Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.   

Accountable to the President and CEO of the ROHCG, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) leads on all aspects of the Information Management (IM) portfolio including Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS).  The CIO will ensure optimal use of the technological and human resources   available to successfully deliver on the hospital’s strategy, operational planning, and the implementation and coordination of the IT and IM plan as well as the continued development of the Data Analytics that will enable and empower quality improvement and research capabilities. The CIO will balance vision and pragmatism in enhancing the operational efficiency and performance management of the enterprise-wide system to enable the integrated implementation of programs and practices across the hospital and among partner organizations.

The future Chief Information Officer will be an exceptional leader and communicator. They will bring meaningful leadership experience in a large and complex organization, supported by strategic vision and business acumen. The individual will have a focused and diligent approach to the implementation and operationalization of the hospital’s IT and IM strategy. Their will put the client’s care and the Royal’s best interests at the heart of the decision making and process enhancement plans. As a natural collaborator and mentor, the new CIO of The Royal will have the ability to lead a high performing team and coordinate organizational efforts to improve on standards and help position the hospital as a leader in research technology integration.

We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

The Royal Ottawa  is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Royal Ottawa  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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